Press release from Adams Police Department
Subject: MV Stop leads to OUI-Drug Arrest
Release date: February 15, 2021

A vehicle stop leads to charges filed. A be on the lookout (BOLO) from Massachusetts State Police-Northampton relayed through Berkshire County Sheriff’s Control (BCSC) to Northern Berkshire police departments leads to motor vehicle stop in the Town of Adams and subsequent arrest of the operator for operating under the influence of drugs and drug possession charges.

Just after midnight on Valentine's day February 14, 2021, BCSC relayed a BOLO for a vehicle registered to a North Adams resident that had been involved in an incident in Plainfield, MA and was believed to be under the influence and headed northbound on Route 116 back to North Adams.

Officers assigned to the midnight shift assisted by Massachusetts State Police - Cheshire located the vehicle on Orchard Street (Route 116) and stopped the vehicle for cited motor vehicle infractions.

After a subsequent investigation, the operator was arrested on scene for operating under the influence of drugs and was transported back to the Adams Police Department for booking where they were subsequently held pending determining bail.
A great collaborative effort to ensure safe roadways for residents and visitors alike. Something you should always remember drugged driving is impaired driving and it is illegal.

The operator will be charged in Northern Berkshire District Court for the following offenses:
o Operating Under the Influence- Drugs
o Operate to Endanger
o Marked Lanes Violation
o Dangerous Weapon - Possess
o Class E Drug - Possess

-Adams Police Department

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